Helen Pierce

Female6 June 1843–1905

Brief Life History of Helen

When Helen Pierce was born on 6 June 1843, in Smithfield, Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Harry Pierce, was 35 and her mother, Alma Phelps, was 28. She married Victor Eugene Phelps on 4 January 1871. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Athens Township, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States in 1880 and Smithfield Township, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States in 1900. She died in 1905, at the age of 62, and was buried in Union Cemetery, East Smithfield, Smithfield Township, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Victor Eugene Phelps
Helen Pierce
Marriage: 4 January 1871
Fannie Lillian Phelps
Wellman Eugene Phelps
Albert Phelps
Myra J. Phelps
Harry William Phelps

Sources (11)

  • Helen M Phelps, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Helen M. Phelps, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Helen M Peirce in entry for Harry William Phelps and Myrtle Thompkins, "New York, County Marriages, 1847-1848; 1908-1936"

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  • Marriage
    4 January 1871
  • Children (5)

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    Siblings (7)

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    World Events (7)


    Age 3

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


    Age 20

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1863 · Battle of Gettysburg

    Age 20

    The three day Battle of Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest of the American Civil War. Between the Confederates and Unions, somewhere between 46,000 and 51,000 people died that day.

    Name Meaning

    English, Welsh, and Irish: from the Anglo-Norman French and Middle English personal name Piers, Peres, Peris, an Old French nominative of Pierre or Per, the French form of Peter . Pierce is especially frequent in northwestern Wales and Lancashire, while Pearce is the more common spelling in the rest of England. In Ireland Pierce and Pearse represent a shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Piarais ‘son of Piaras’, a Gaelicized form of Piers.

    Americanized form of some similar-sounding Jewish surname.

    History: Franklin Pierce (1804–69), 14th president of the US, was born in Hillsborough, NH, on the New England frontier. His English ancestor Thomas Pierce emigrated to Charlestown, MA, in 1633/34.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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